No politics just science
There are many interfaces between medical science and chemical technology. At those crossroads between different disciplines the most unexpected developments often occur. In the chemical industry, we make a risk analysis to describe and assess all possible scenarios based on possible occurrence (frequency) and their consequences (the effect). Applying a Covid risk analysis to the infection risk due to transmission and extensive study of scientific literature provided some useful insights and assumptions:
The risk of infection can be reduced by
- reducing the viral load in the mucus
- reducing the residence time of infectious viruses in the mucus
- and by diminishing the infectious nature of the viruses in the mucus.